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  1. command+s issue

    Command+s does the same thing as command+shift+s when saving files that were created in an older version of indd. It creates a dialogue box and a "are you sure you want to overwrite"

    This is a useless (expected, i have been told by support) behavior that only slows things down when revising large amounts of files.

    Its because it updates the file to run smoothly, but who would then not want to save it into the updated version? command+s should just overwrite/create the new version file automatically. If need be there could be a warning dialogue the first time with…

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  2. Save-able drop shadow settings

    You should be able to SAVE Drop Shadow settings so as to be able to add them to a future object with a single click. Those of us who do publication-length work often want to add drop shadows to multiple objects over many pages. Your needs rarely match the defaults, nor each other (drop shadow settings are very context sensitive and depend on size of the object, background contrast, etc.). Please make it so that I can save customized Drop Shadow settings in an object, and then apply to another object with a single click.

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  3. reference point

    Set object reference point by shortcut, for example "alt+shift+1-9"

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  4. Option for Unit & Increment preferences to be application wide not document specific

    I realize the value in units being document specific but I would like the option to make it application wide. I work with another department and while they need the document to be in picas I need it to be in inches. It would be nice if I didn't have to manually change the preferences every time I received a document back from them.

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  5. keyboard shorcuts for pdf comments

    would be great if we could use the standard way of copying text - double click then ctrl c - for copying text from the pdf comment field, instead of having to swipe over the text and wait for the popup and then click on the popup. Also would be great if we could delete comments with a shortcut, (delete key maybe?) instead of having to use the little drop down menu. This would make working with comments much more efficient.

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  6. preflight preferences panel flag images missing alt text

    in the preflight preferences panel add an option to flag images that are missing alt text

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  7. Search QR Codes when Finding/Replacing

    I'm not sure if this is categorized correctly, but it would be nice if we are searching to fix text in a document that it also search and replace text that is used in QR codes so they don't get missed and are more easily fixed.

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  8. Hebrew Help files still uses the term Master instead of Parent

    Under "Work with parent pages" in Hebrew Help for InDesign, while there is a note explaining the change in the term Master page to Parent page, not only it wasn't fixed in the text, the word Master is written in Hebrew letters. This is absurd.
    The correct term in Hebrew is
    דף-אב
    which in fact means Parent-Page to begin with. It was always non-inclusive language. In the attached screenshot the words Master in Hebrew are marked.

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  9. Find/Change saved queries: dividing line should be visible

    Currently, when Interface preference is set to dark, one can barely see the dividing line in the Find/Change saved queries dropdown. The line should adapt to the interface setting, providing full contrast!

    But better yet, the whole thing needs a structural revamp, allowing an easy-to-use user-customized FOLDER STRUCTURE and easy export/import/backup.

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  10. Export to gif from InDesign - feature request

    PLEASE ALLOW EXPORT TO GIF FOR INDESIGN ANIMATIONS.

    I can't work out why this feature exists if we can't export it. I design google ads, web banners, EDMs etc in multiple formats with fast turnaround, in IND. But can't export a gif despite animations teasing me with all the cool things it could do.

    The best I can do is duplicate a page, flash something or duplicate 18 steps and export as jpg then stack & animate as frames in Photoshop (or create from scratch in Photoshop and use the comet tool, but that can be annoying to try to…

    3 votes

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  11. Rename "flush space"

    Rename the "flush space" to something more representative; suggest "flex space," "flexible space" or "expanding space."

    This element was named in the narrow sense of allowing the last line of a justified paragraph to expand fully to the right margin. With the more obvious and accessible option of "full justification" this purpose of the space element is diminished, and it has use in other ways such as auto-spacing multiple words or phrases across a single line.

    Renaming this feature, with no other changes, would make its purpose and availability more apparent to all users. (Even as an ACP/ACE and 20-year…

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  12. Adding a Table tab to the Find/Change dialogue box

    It will be very useful adding to the Find/Change dialog box a new tab for controlling the table and cell by the all options and settings available.

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  13. Microsoft Publisher to InDesign

    We often are provided with Microsoft Publisher files to work with from our customers and need to work on these within InDesign. As we are running on MAC we can't open them. Would be great if InDesign had a built in method of reading .pub files.

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  14. PDF Comments: Apply comments, of type Strikethrough text, that has a text comment attached, with same behaviour as comments of type Replace

    When making comments in Acrobat Reader, clients often use the Strikethrough-type and add a text comment, when they really should have used the Replace-type comment.

    Strikethrough-comments with text, could be applied with the same behavior as Replace-comments.

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  15. disable launch image

    Disable Launch Image
    I do not think the launch images in photoshop, indesign and illustrator are culturally sensitive. They should not include any people especially not raunchy females. They should be totally neutral - landscapes, nature, no people please!!

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  16. Text/Object Effects Preference Settings

    I cannot find an option to do this, and Googling it results in no results.

    I often find myself using the Effects options, especially Drop Shadow, on my text and arrows when creating user guides. I like to use very specific settings when doing so, and I like it to be consistent across the entirety of my manuals. However, I have to manually enter these settings in when creating new text boxes or objects, and I cannot find a way to make it so that my desired settings are saved for later use. It would be very useful and time…

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  17. Open PDF in INDD

    It is utterly nonsensical that PDFs can be opened and edited in numerous apps, in particular Affinity Publisher, while InDesign cannot. Even Illustrator can do it (with various limitations).

    If Affinity and Markzware and so so many others can manage it - and reliably and accurately manage it - it's farcical that InDesign can't.

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  18. ID to create animated gif for social media.

    You already have the animation panel for ID to PDF in the software. Please extend this so that ID can create graphics for social media posts. If we can do this for PDF, please extend the privilege to gifs. Thank you.

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  19. Disable features to speed up performance and remove bloat.

    I wish there was a feature where we could disable all the bloat that we don't need - I am not interested in CC Libraries, Share for Review and god knows what else. The performance of this bloated app is sub standard and something like this would help.

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  20. Zoom possible in presentation mode

    When I set the page to be too long, enabling the presentation mode will show the full content, which makes the page too narrow in the screen to see the details, I want to add the zoom function in the presentation mode.

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